Comprehensive IP protection

The law firm of Michalski Hüttermann & Partner works in all areas of intellectual property law. Our attorneys cover all areas of technology with their wide variety of specializations and are regularly recommended in trade publications, such as the JUVE Handbook, iam magazine and MIP Handbook.Our technical protection rights work focuses on patent applications, expert opinions, oppositions and providing advice on issues pertaining to employee innovations. One special focus is on infringement cases and the related nullity proceedings. Michalski Hüttermann & Partner also has extensive experience in design protection and oversees some major international trademark portfolios.

 The law firm has its headquarters in Düsseldorf, Europe's "capital" for patent infringement cases. We also have a branches in Frankfurt a.M., in Essen, in Munich and in Heiligenhaus, ensuring our proximity to the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Munich branch of the European Patent Office, and the German Patent Court. Short distances and good transport ties between the two cities allow our attorneys to always be exactly where they are needed: at their clients' premises or at key offices and courts. They are also highly active in the unique IP scene that has flourished around the patent court in Düsseldorf.

Our clients come from all over the world. Our attorneys serve their clients directly in Germany and neighboring countries. We also represent non-European clients before German and European offices and courts. Our clients particularly value the personal care offered by our attorneys who are always directly available for discussions with their knowledge of the case in question. As a law firm active on the international stage, we belong to the most important national and international professional associations and give presentations at conferences around the world. Moreover, Michalski · Hüttermann & Partner regularly provides future attorneys from outside Germany with guest residencies at our law firm for training purposes. The law firm has thus built up an excellent international network in recent years. We leverage this network to find the most effective strategies for our clients even outside Germany.

Our law firm has experienced consistent growth in recent years – evidence of the level of trust and satisfaction that our clients show our attorneys. This success is based on the excellent quality of our work, our strict adherence to deadlines, a distinct commitment to service, and our attorneys' willingness to think outside the box at times to help their clients achieve success by offering new, unusual ideas. It goes without saying that we offer continuing professional development for ourselves and for others, something that is reflected in our large number of seminars and publications and in the academic lecturer positions that are regularly offered to our attorneys.


Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers

Our colleagues, Dr. Dirk Schulz and Dr. Uwe Albersmeyer, have been named by Handelsblatt in its list "Best Lawyers 2022" and by Best Lawyers as recommended patent attorneys.


Financial TimesEurope's Leading Patent Law Firms 2021

Our patent law firm has been recognized in this year's edition of the Financial Times Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms Report. In mid-June, the 167 most recommended patent law firms in Europe were published in a Special Report, both online on the Financial Times website (www.ft.com) and in print.

 

The Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms Report is the result of a joint initiative of the Financial Times and Statista and is based on extensive research and a comprehensive survey in which thousands of our professional colleagues and clients throughout Europe participated. 

 

In addition, over 10,000 patent attorneys and experts from corporate R&D departments were invited to participate in a Europe-wide survey and contribute their expertise to the analysis. Michalski - Hüttermann & Partner stood out and is therefore publicly recognized in the Financial Times as one of the leading patent law firms in Europe. 

 

We are delighted to receive this award and would like to thank our clients most sincerely for their trust.


Aloys Hüttermann honorary professor

On December 1, 2021, the Hochschule Niederrhein appointed Dr. Aloys Hüttermann as honorary professor. Prof. Dr. Aloys Hüttermann, as he may now call himself, had been a lecturer there since 2014.


Recommended by JUVE

JUVE confirms that our firm is well positioned especially in litigation on mechanical and electronic patents as well as for EPO oppositions on biotech patents. In addition, our patent attorneys are firmly anchored with clients in the automotive, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries through their prosecution work. During the pandemic, the automotive industry suffered, but the pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries profited, so that the firm's prosecution business grew overall. This makes our firm one of the three largest patent law firms in West Germany. Dr. Uwe Albersmeyer, Dr. Aloys Hüttermann, Dr. Stefan Michalski ("very experienced in strategic consulting", competitor), Guido Quiram, Dr. Dirk Schulz and Dr. Ulrich Storz are often recommended.


Recommended by IAM Patent 1000

Michalski Hüttermann’s rising profile in the German patent prosecution space can be attributed to the strength, dedication and ambition of its leading practitioners: competitors observe that the firm has “assembled a team with impressive expertise, generating high growth in a short space of time”. Led by namesakes Stefan Michalski and Aloys Hüttermann, it assists clients in sectors as diverse as chemistry, mechanical engineering, consumer goods and electronics, processing huge volumes of patent filings, managing large patent portfolios and putting in winning appearances in EPO hearings. Master strategist Michalski has a wealth of both chemistry and biochemistry knowledge, while Hüttermann holds a doctorate in synthetic organic chemistry; the pair have been lately tending to the prosecution and opposition needs of Lotte Advanced Materials & Lotte Chemical Corporation. They are joined by electrical engineer Guido Quiram and physicist Dirk Schulz, who both receive rave recommendations from clients. Quiram is an “out-of-the-box thinker who can grasp the economic context of all legal decisions” – qualities valued by the likes of ABB AG/Hitachi Power Grids and pump systems innovator WILO SE. The “pragmatic and efficient” Schulz primarily provides technical support to law firms on infringement actions; he “manages his team effectively, is dynamic in coming up with creative arguments and quickly becomes familiar with every technical aspect of not just the patent at hand, but also the relevant prior art”.


Ranked by Leaders League

Our firm has been rated "highly recommended" by Leaders League for "patent prosecution". Dr. Stefan Michalski, Dr. Aloys Hüttermann, Dirk Schulz, Ulrich Storz and Guido Quiram were singled out by name. In addition, our firm was also rated "highly recommended" for "patent litigation", with Wasilis Koukounis and Dirk Schulz being mentioned by name.


Recommended in the MIP Handbook

Our firm was once again mentioned as one of the most important firms for patentprosecution by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Dr. Ulrich Storz and Dr Aloys Hüttermann were additionally named “Patent Stars 2021”


Financial Times - Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms 2021

Our patent law firm has been recognized in this year's edition of the Financial Times Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms Report. In mid-June, the 168 most recommended patent law firms in Europe were published in a Special Report, both online on the Financial Times website (www.ft.com) and in print.

 

The Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms Report is the result of a joint initiative of the Financial Times and Statista and is based on extensive research and a comprehensive survey in which thousands of our professional colleagues and clients throughout Europe participated. 

 

In addition, over 10,000 patent attorneys and experts from corporate R&D departments were invited to participate in a Europe-wide survey and contribute their expertise to the analysis. Michalski - Hüttermann & Partner stood out and is therefore publicly recognized in the Financial Times as one of the leading patent law firms in Europe. 

 

We are delighted to receive this award and would like to thank our clients most sincerely for their trust.


Mentioned by Best Lawyers

Our colleagues, Dr. Dirk Schulz and Dr. Uwe Albersmeyer, have been named by Handelsblatt in its list "Best Lawyers 2021" and by Best Lawyers as a recommended patent attorney.



European network of patent law firms

We operate our own European network of patent law firms. 

 

Our European network of law firms, EURIPTA, allows us a particularly high degree of flexibility in serving our clients.